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Mandela Fellows Welcome ReceptionAn opening reception at the Fisher College of Business on Monday evening June 19, 2017 welcomed the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to The Ohio State University. The fellows are starting a six-week academic and leadership institute at Ohio State focusing on leadership and management skills. The John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Center for African Studies organized programming for the institute that is focused on public management and five subthemes: health, business and entrepreneurship, agriculture, education, and democracy and governance.

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2017 Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients RecognizedThe Office of International Affairs recently recognized the 2016-2017 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship at the annual Wolfe Luncheon on April 17. President Michael V. Drake, MD, other university leaders, the Wolfe family and representatives of The Dispatch Printing Company and the Wolfe Foundation, congratulated the 30 recipients. Students were awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help fund their individual long-term study abroad programs.

Visit 2017 Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients Recognized for complete list of Ohio residents who earned a scholarship.

OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship RecipientsEstablished in 2016 by the Office of International Affairs in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship supports underrepresented and diverse student access to Ohio State education abroad programs. The inaugural scholarship competition resulted in 11 first and second year students from the Young Scholars Program being selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship to apply toward an Ohio State education abroad program of their choice.

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BenedictionThe 2016 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Cultural Exchange. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room until December 30, 2016.

2016 International Scholar Research ExpositionThe 11th Annual International Scholar Research Exposition features the work of current international J-1 visiting scholars to The Ohio State University. View research posters of 34 visiting scholars from 17 different countries on display on the first and second floor of Bricker Hall until the end of December 2016. More information at: https://oia.osu.edu/scholar-research-exposition.

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President Obama with YALI InstitutionsPresident Barack Obama thanked all the institutions that hosted Mandela Washington Fellows during the six-week summer leadership initiative. The President spoke with representatives of each university, including Esther Gottlieb of The Ohio State University, prior to taking a group photo at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) town hall at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on August 3, 2016. Official White House photo by Pete Souza.

President Drake welcomes new international studentsOhio State welcomed nearly 1,900 international students to campus this August. Representing 66 countries, the students traveled to Columbus, Ohio from around the world to pursue their undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degrees. Students participated in orientation sessions that provided essential information about campus safety, academic conduct, immigration and cultural adjustments. The Office of International Affairs also provide numerous resources and programs to welcome students and prepare them for autumn semester.

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O-H-I-O, IrelandThe Ohio State University is ranked in the top 10 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 15 for its international student enrollment, according to a national report released today.

Ohio State ranks 7th among the nation’s colleges and universities with 2,539 students studying abroad in 2013-14, a 12.5 percent increase over the previous year. Ohio State ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of students participating in short-term programs with 2,493 studying abroad for one to eight weeks during the academic year.

Ohio State ranks 14th in the nation with 7,121* international students enrolled in 2014, an increase of 4.7 percent.

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The Ohio State University has joined Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative launched by the Institute of International Education to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

Joining Generation Study Abroad will help Ohio State engage educators, governments, associations and others to drive meaningful action to increase the number of students who have the opportunity to gain international experience through academic study abroad programs.

Ohio State is currently ranked 14th in the nation in the number of students studying abroad. Study abroad enrollment figures significantly increased from 1,716 in 2011-12 to 2,426 in 2012-13.


“Ohio State is committed to lifting study abroad to new heights by engaging our faculty university-wide and offering new and innovative programs that will exponentially benefit our students no matter their discipline.” said William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs.

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Donna Scarboro, immediate past president of AIEA, and Willaim BrusteinOhio State’s Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs William Brustein has been awarded the 2013 Charles Klasek Award for outstanding service to the field of international education administration. Presented by the Association of International Education Administrators, the award honors long-term and outstanding service to the field, including leadership, advocacy, publications and honors. Brustein is the 20th recipient of the award, which was presented to him during the association’s annual conference in New Orleans.

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